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Upper South Island and the West Coast Hotels

Hydrangea Cottages


  • Ocean views
  • Horse treks into the forest tracks or along the beach offered from mid-October to early June (suitable for novice riders)
  • Some units are family-size


  • Reception is not always manned but instructions are left at the door, steep driveway

Updated 02/18/2014

Fodor's Review

You'll be lulled by the constant roar of the ocean here, ½ km (¼ mi) south of the Pancake Rocks. Three of the apartments—Rata, Mamaku, and Nikau—are brightly colored with recycled native timbers and contemporary furniture. The smaller studio cottage, Rimu, goes rustic with a cute indoor shower built of river rock and corrugated iron. The Miro cottage has lovely sea views and a bath on the deck, but no kitchen. The other units have kitchenettes. Look for the entrance 600 meters (0.4 mi) south of Pancake Rocks, and be ready for a steep-ish gravel drive.

Hotel Information


Main Rd., Punakaiki, West Coast, 7873, New Zealand

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 3 suites, 2 cottages
  • Rate includes: No meals

Updated 02/18/2014

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